Native Bee-Ginnings is a native seed production company, owned and operated by Glenn Kenny. Glenn has been involved in agriculture his entire life. He earned a degree in Agriculture from Penn State and has since spent years in the Agribusiness world, including working twelve years at a native seed company where he became a certified crop advisor expanding his knowledge even more into the agricultural field. Realizing the limitations of growth in his position and feeling the need for personal growth, the move to entrepreneurship was the next logical step.
Glenn, his wife and sons do the majority of the labor from hand planting the thousands of transplants to the hand harvesting in the fall. They are currently working on growth logistics to supply more species while maintaining the same quality. The majority of production is located in Ashtabula County, Ohio, with seeds sourced from Ohio.
Renee grew up involved in agriculture her entire life. She continued her education after high school at Penn State and graduated in 2004 with an Animal Science degree. She moved to Vermont for a herdsman position at Vermont Technical College She moved back to Pennsylvania to be closer to family where she began to work at a local native seed company and really enjoyed this side of agriculture.
She continued to work there until her family grew to the point of needing to stay home with the kids and run their family farm. With kids growing older and in school she has worked a couple different jobs that work with the kids schedule which is how she got started with Glenn at Native Bee-Ginnings!